There is a reason why the BA is so internationally popular. It is because of our innate curiosity about who we are and where we come from – the big questions. When you study for a BA, you are investigating the history and development of humankind and their expression in the creative arts. You will learn how humanity thinks, feels and acts, and how the past shapes our present and our future.
The BA gives you the freedom to design a degree with an arts base that combines subjects you feel passionate about with those that broaden your career options. A BA is prized by employers and students because it is a flexible degree yet teaches specific skills. You will develop analytical abilities, research experience, strong written and verbal communication skills, and a broader perspective on the world and its various cultures.
Your first major must be an Arts subject.
International Languages and Cultures
Screen and Media Studies
Your second major can be an Arts subject as well, or it could be from another area of the University, provided you meet the entry requirements. If you choose to take a double major (rather than supporting subject), you are able to take up to 120 points outside the Arts subjects, provided you gain a Dean's waiver. All elective papers will then need to be from Arts subjects.
These subjects may only be taken as a supporting subject.
English as a Second Language
New Zealand Studies - Akoranga Aotearoa
Studies in Religion
Grades of 3 or higher in each of at least 4 subjects in the Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID).
Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide satisfactory evidence of English language proficiency, generally in the form of an IELTS ( overall band 6.0 and a Writing band 6.0 and some require 6.0 overall with no less than 6.0 in each band) or TOEFL (79 - 80 with a Writing score of 20) score.